The Lowdown On 2019’s Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo 4C – Razor-Sharp Handling At The Cost of Comfort
This year Alfa dropped their coupe from the line-up and so made the 4C Spider only available as a convertible. Ranked at #16 as a luxury sports car and luxury convertible, 2019’s Alfa Romeo 4C has received mixed reviews.
The 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C now has the added frills of rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera as well as cruise control. It handles beautifully – this car was made for high speeds on long winding roads. When you take the Alfa Romeo 4C for a ride, you’ll fall in love with twisty turns as it perfectly sticks to the road around every bend. In terms of fuel economy, few sports cars can beat this feisty new Alfa. So if you are looking at a sporty fuel-saver, this is a good bet. It’s also really quick. Most other luxury sports cars have more powerful engines, but the 4C’s 237-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine packs a punch because of its lightweight. It can jet from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Another positive thing about this 4C is that it is not widely available or that popular so it is quite an exclusive sports car and will definitely attract attention.
Sadly, despite crisp handling, the high-performance suspension makes driving the latest Alfa Romeo 4C a ridiculously hard ride. Not to mention steering it at low speeds. Keeping the weight low took precedence over power steering in the development of this car. Comfort was also not high on the list – the interior is stark and the seats are not particularly padded. With not much in the way of tech features, this is not the car for you if you’re keen on infotainment. There is also very little storage space so shopping is out of the question. Especially since parking will begin to take its toll on your arms with no power steering!
There is nothing ugly about this car, it is as cheeky as a Porsche Boxter, as light as the Lotus Elise and yet still manages to look powerful. It’s available in two reds, two shades of white, black and yellow. Besides great looks (especially in yellow), overall the Alfa Romeo 4C’s performance is up and it has a few new features. But it falls short in several other ways.
Who Should Buy The New 4C?
Let’s face it, the average person simply can’t afford an Italian sports car unless they’re lucky enough to win the lottery. The Alfa Romeo 4C makes this slightly more accessible. So if you’re really keen on getting a sporty car for weekend jaunts at a price that won’t bankrupt you, go for it. But, if your only option is for it to be your only car, rather get something that’s fun and also comfortable enough for day-to-day driving, like a Porsche Boxter or a Jaguar F-Type. In my experience, you’re either an Alfa person, or you’re not.
- +Air conditioning
- +Cruise control
- +Hill Start Assist
- +Leather interior
- +Parking sensors